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Issue 29

21 Jul 2021

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Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) Let’s talk integration in Ireland: 11am-1pm, 22 July

Meath Partnerships is delighted to announce its online event ‘Let’s talk integration in Ireland’ on July 22nd 11-1pm. Join us as we host an open discussion on the importance of integration and particularly volunteering to support integration for migrants and refugees. We will have keynote speakers, a panel discussion and lots more. We will hear from migrants and service providers and want you to participate in sharing best practice for inclusive volunteering and successful integration. There will even be some entertainment! Please register here in advanced as places are limited.

(2) Global Trade for Human Rights with Fairtrade Ireland: 5pm, 22 July

This session, Global Trade for Human Rights, will explore the relationship between global trade and human rights and look at how our purchases influence this exchange. We'll discuss how we can be ethical consumers, come to understand sustainable supply chains and introduce the producers who make the goods we buy every day. We'll also hear from Lucy Geraty, Project & Support Coordinator at Fairtrade Ireland. She'll give us greater insight into their current campaigns and share information that can help guide us to be more ethical and considerate consumers. Register here.

(3) AkiDwA@20 Masterclass 8: The Commodification Crisis: Discussing Sex Trafficking of Migrant Women and Girls in Ireland: 6-7.30, 22 July

You are cordially invited to the eighth session of the AkiDwA@20 Masterclass series. All new participants are welcome to join. This masterclass will be delivered by Sharon Etokhana, doctoral candidate in Sex Trafficking Law, barrister and ardent women’s rights activist with a masters degree in Human Rights in Criminal Justice law. The session will be facilitated by Kuda Mushaya, legal and human rights professional working at IOM Ireland and former member of AkiDwA board of directors. Sharon’s presentation will explore the issue of sex trafficking in Ireland and highlight key patterns that emerge from research on this matter, particularly as relating to law and policy. Find out more.

(4) Entrepreneurship for Sustainability with Ethicart: 5pm, 27 July

We’re looking at the newest & most innovative ways people are tackling overconsumption and introducing guidelines for conscious consumption. This session, Entrepreneurship for Sustainability, will look at innovative ways people are tackling overconsumption. We'll hear from Laura Brennan, Co-Founder of Ethicart and hear about their user-friendly app that gives quick, accessible and easy to understand information around food products sustainability and ethical standards. Register here.

Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Concern Worldwide - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) GOAL - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(3) Trócaire - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Oxfam Ireland – Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(5) CEO: Dóchas

The Board of Dóchas is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation in achieving its vision and mission whilst adapting to an increasingly changing international environment; supporting the needs of its members who face a wide range of challenges and opportunities due to the uncertainty created by the global pandemic. The CEO will be responsible for strategically leading and managing the organisation; human resources management; representation, advocacy and policy; governance and compliance; finance, risk and operational management; and network and membership development. The Board is seeking candidates with substantial senior management experience and proven external representation at the highest levels. Find out more. Closing date: 9 August.

(6) Digital Marketing Manager: World Vision Ireland

This is the ideal role for an enthusiastic, experienced digital marketing professional to join an innovative organisation within the charity sector.  Working with campaign leads, marketing automation teams and internal paid media stakeholders, you’ll bring your expertise to our campaigns - leveraging industry best practice knowledge, progressing internal data and system opportunities, technical knowledge of campaign setup, and a test and learn approach to drive forward our paid media advertising. The role will be responsible for managing, optimising and growing the paid media activities in the department. You’ll have the biggest impact by creating fantastic social and display ad creatives that have a positive ROI for existing supporters as well as reaching targets for acquiring new supporters. Find out more. Closing date: 23 July.

(7) Communications and Fundraising Manager: Proudly Made in Africa

Proudly Made in Africa (PMIA) is recruiting a communications and fundraising manager.  This is an exciting new role to support PMIA through its next growth phase. If you’re an experienced comms and digital fundraising professional and interested in business for good and being part of an innovative social enterprise, we want you! Competitive package offered. Please send 2-page CV and 1-page motivational letter to Interviews will take place week commencing 3 August. Find out moreClosing date: 26 July.

(8) Fundraising Administration Officer: CBM Ireland

CBM Ireland is a Christian international development organisation working alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. We have a vacancy for the position of Fundraising Administration Officer to work with our fundraising team. The successful applicant will maintain the donor database, providing sound and reliable administration, data reporting and analysis, supporting our fundraising. Find out more. Closing date: 27 July

(9) International Programme Manager: ILCU International Development Foundation

The International Development Foundation of the Irish League of Credit Unions are seeking a suitable candidate for the role of International Programme Manager. The Foundation aims to alleviate poverty in developing countries by supporting credit unions and their representative bodies through the provision of financial and technical assistance. The International Programme Manager will be responsible for managing major current projects, developing donor proposals, securing new funding, monitoring & evaluation and impact assessment in the Foundation. Find out more. Closing date: 27 July.

(10) Programme Evaluation Vita’s Public Engagement Programme Irish Aid PGII 2017-2021

Vita is inviting applications from consultants for the evaluation of Vita’s Public Engagement programme, funded by Irish Aid as a component of Programme Grant II (PGII), 2017-present. The Public Engagement programme of Programme Grant II recipients is expected to address the two objectives of (a) greater understanding of overseas development issues and (b) increased ownership of Ireland’s aid programme and awareness of Ireland’s development cooperation role. Please send applications to Find out more. Closing date: 13 August.

(11) Inclusive Development Director: CBM Global

Use your expertise and experience in inclusive community development to help shape the vital work and future direction of CBM Global Disability Inclusion; a dynamic INGO working alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Reporting to the Executive Director, this exciting new full-time role will lead in shaping CBM Global’s future focus in inclusive development at the community level in the low resource settings that are the focus of CBM Global’s work. This is a hugely important area for CBM Global, intersecting as it does across so many sectors. Framed by the CBID (Community Based Inclusive Development) matrix and guidelines, our CBID approach will ensure the foundations (or preconditions) for inclusion in community-based programming. Find out more. Closing date: 2 August.

(12) Advocacy & Inclusion Advisory Manager: CBM Ireland

As part of our strategy to further increase our impact, we are recruiting an Advocacy & Inclusion Advisory Manager (part-time) to join our team. Find out more. Closing date: 4 August.

(13) Public Engagement Programme Manager: Sightsavers Ireland

Sightsavers Ireland are looking to appoint a Public Engagement Programme Manager to increase the knowledge of, and the mobilisation of support among the Irish public for Sightsavers’ cause. This is achieved through their school projects, public events and their campaigning work. These public engagement initiatives are a key component of Sightsavers Ireland’s strategy and will be the primary responsibility of the successful candidate. The role will lead the delivery of the Irish Aid funded Public Engagement programme, strategically designing activity to meet objectives while strengthening Sightsavers profile and relationship with the public and Irish Aid. Please contact Susan Kennedy at or (086) 792 4696. Find out more. Closing date: 9 August.

(14) Public Engagement Programme Coordinator: Children in Crossfire

The organisation seeks to appoint a highly experienced individual to the position of Public Engagement (PE) Programme Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-ordination & delivery of our Public Engagement programme of work in Ireland. This is a role for a highly motivated and dynamic person who is passionate about the work of Children in Crossfire. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years’ paid work experience in a public engagement and/or campaigns role. This is a Full Time post. Find out more. Closing date: 9 August.

(15) Consultancy: Development of DSAI Strategic Plan 2022-2025

The Development Studies Association, Ireland (DSAI) is a membership based and membership driven organisation including individual and institutional members. It is an independent all Ireland association. Expressions of Interest are being sought for consultancy to facilitate the development of DSAI Strategic Plan 2022-2025. The work will commence in September 2021 and be completed by November 2021. Tenders should be submitted by email to with ‘Strategic Plan Tender’ in the subject line. Tenders that are delivered late will not be considered. Find out more. Closing date: 11 August.

(16) Programmes Coordinator: Voluntary Service International

Voluntary Service International (VSI) is a small, but impactful, peace and social justice organisation that works to create a culture of peace, solidarity, and sustainable development at home and abroad through volunteering. We are now inviting applications for the role of Programmes Coordinator. The Programmes Coordinator will be responsible to the CEO for the effective planning, implementation, evaluation and administration of VSI projects and programmes. In addition, they will recruit, train and support volunteers and cooperate with partner organisations in Ireland and overseas and lead VSI’s Development Education activities that include but are not limited to developing and delivering global citizenship and awareness workshops. Find out moreClosing date: 16 August.

(17) Consultant(s) for external evaluation: Suas

Suas is looking to recruit an experienced consultant or consultant team to facilitate an evaluation of our Irish Aid funded STAND programme and Global Citizenship aspects of our international Volunteer programme. The evaluation should assess effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, internal and external coherence, impact and sustainability of the programme and outline lessons learned and gaps with a view to making recommendations for future strategic directions. We are anticipating an assignment of 20-25 days between October 2021 and December 2021. Find out more. Closing date: 5 September.

Situations Vacant - Internships and Volunteer Posts

There are no internships or volunteer posts in this week's issue. 

Courses and Training

(1) MA programmes at MU Department of International Development  

Join us at the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, on our MA programmes, which start in September 2021 (full- or part-time). These include our MA in International Development and our MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. Through them, participants will critically engage with important contemporary issues and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others at personal, local and global levels. Find out more, or email   

Forthcoming Events

(1) Launch of 'Sustainable Food Systems: Steps Ireland can take to become a global leader’: 2-4pm, 21 July

Oxfam Ireland and Trócaire are pleased to announce the launch of their joint report on:  Sustainable Food Systems: Steps Ireland can take to become a global leader. This virtual launch event takes place on Wednesday 21 July. The report’s lead author, Sinead Mowlds, will present the report’s objectives, findings and recommendations before a diverse panel of respondents from the Global North and South. Respondents include Shefali Sharma (Director, IATP Europe), Gertrude Pswarayi-Jabson (Country Co-Ordinator, PELUM Zimbabwe) and John Brennan (Talamh Beo/Leitrim Organic Farmers Coop). Register here.

Other Information

(1) Policy and Practice Call for Contributors Issue 34

Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 34 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed open access journal, Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, which is on the theme “Development Education and Health”. Articles can address the health of the planet, the causes and effects of the pandemic, and the contribution of DE to health education. The full call for contributors and details on how to submit are available hereThe deadline for abstracts is 29 October.




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